The tailend DP locomotive shoves Q102 out of town. Training on the Nordco M-214 winter "broom" takes place to the right.
A rare Montreal Taschereau, PQ - Winnipeg Transcona, MB stacker departs Armstrong for points west. With 6200ft of empty Yang Ming boxes behind the headend, and another 6100ft of baretables behind ... (more)
After a day of spreading, the work train heads light back to Heron Bay dropping the operators at Marathon on the way by.
CN Q105 pulls into Armstrong for a crew change and a meet with 302. The yard is looking good again after a dumping of snow!
An extra section of Montreal bound stacks out of the Port of Prince Rupert hustles out of Armstrong
Winnipeg to Montreal "add to plan" second section of 112 pulls through Marathon with grain, potash, and chemical traffic.
CN X317 takes the 40 per curve through Ferland
After a good dump of snow, 314 is still running on time with a good 7400' & 16000 tons of train.
Its beginning to look like Christmas! Heavy snow falls from lake effect off Lake Nipigon. Trying to keep up with it all using the regulator/broom I pause as Toronto to Vancouver 105 passes.
Winnipeg Symington, MB - Battle Creek, MI 348 hammers across one of the highest tonnage diamonds on the CN system. CN 2283 + CN 5452 have a good sized 10000ft train in tow with 68 mixed/56 racks.
DMIR 405, CN 6021, IC 6251, BLE 903 have a 145 car Two Harbors, MN - Mountain Iron, MN tac empty in check approaching the Ramshaw diamond.
The MRF backs into Keenan Yard with 12 cars and CN 5317 + BLE 902 for power
An empty Two Harbors - Minorca rock train approaches the Iron triangle eventually heading onto the Missabe Sub.